Holiday The Golden Child – Features

A new era of female Rap: Holiday The Golden Child releases a mixtape and single highlighting women empowerment

New York – An up-and-coming female Rap icon and ridiculously talented musician, Holiday The Golden Child is taking over the Rap scene with two new releases — a mixtape named “The Makeover” and her latest single “FEATURES.” Both discuss the hardships of making it big as a woman in a hyper masculine industry like Rap, and the rights of women to express themselves however they see fit, no matter who they are.

Holiday started her music career as a poet. She found herself using poetry as an outlet for her emotions, something that helped greatly after the passing of her father and after several different experiences and career changes. She found herself drawn to Hip Hop. “I went from just writing one song to learning how to hone in my craft and understanding how to compose a song, what a verse was and what a bar was and things like that.” From those beginnings, she has continued to work on her skills and grow as an artist.

Inspiration for Holiday and her music comes from her life and experiences. “I’ve got a hard head. I’ve learned the hard knock life, from being out in the streets, becoming a stripper, from living in the suburbs, having that good girl lifestyle and to go into the hood and learning what it’s like on the other side.” Being able to see both sides of the spectrum gives her a new perspective and allows for Holiday to reach a greater and more versatile range of people through her music.

Through those influences and a variety of other things, Holiday has crafted a sound that is uniquely her own. Holiday’s music has a contemporary Hip Hop feel to it. Her lyrics have a fun and easy feel to them, and are always relatable. Specifically in her new single “FEATURES,” she shines with artistic lyricism and an overall amazing song.

“FEATURES” is an exciting new track where Holiday discusses the importance of being attractive and well off in the Hip Hop industry. Not only is the song beautifully done with an intricate string piece that overlays an electric beat, it holds a strong message that is extremely important to today’s climate. In 1.36 minutes, she brings light to a variety of things that this industry finds almost if not more important than the music that artists make. This is especially true for women, something Holiday as well as many of the other powerhouse women in the Hip Hop industry have attested to.

Holiday’s new mixtape, “The Makeover,” is essentially a collection of tracks that discuss the power that women have in the music industry and how that differs from the power of men in the same position. It truly pays homage to the evolution of women in Rap as it remakes the hits that defined several instrumental movements.  “The music is dedicated to the female pioneers in the game who have paved the way for me to do what I’m doing, so I felt it was only right for me to pay homage to them and give them, and the world, the music that we all love so much.” These tracks are essentially a salute to the female rapper and everything that she has had to go through to get to where she wants to be.

With experience in the sex work industry as well as the work that she’s done in the world of Hip Hop, Holiday is no stranger to the issues and disadvantages that women face in today’s world. She recounts several problematic realities of being a woman in Rap. “If you bat your eyes too hard or you say thank you too sweetly or you respond too quickly and a man doesn’t take it the right way, you may lose your position in that room.” One of Holiday’s main goals is to work her way up in the industry to get to a point where she has enough power to not have to worry about what she says, how she looks, and whose favor she has when she walks into a room. “There are very few women in positions, running labels that have a say in things. Unfortunately, one of the big things is that to gain power, you have to be attractive. Sex sells.”

Because of everything that Holiday has gone through and triumphed over, she stands in a particularly advantageous spot as one of the few powerful women capable of taking the throne as one of the next queens of Hip Hop, a coveted title that she is undoubtedly built for.

Be sure to check out the new single “FEATURES” and the gorgeous music video that has recently been released alongside it. You can find Holiday The Golden Child and her music on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud and BET Jams. Also check her out on the podcast 8atthetable which can be found on YouTube and IGTV.

https://linktr.ee/holidaythegoldenchild

https://soundcloud.com/olidayheoldenchild

1260BC – 1260 AM

New album from 1260BC shares unvarnished truth of the streets 

ATLANTA, GA – A new artist from Atlanta, Georgia is bringing a style of Hip Hop to the table that is equal parts raw and respect. 1260BC is an up-and-coming rapper who is bringing his stories from the streets and sharing them with the world with unvarnished truth. In fact, it’s that realism that he most wants to be known for as an artist – something which shines bright on his latest single “1260 AM.” 

“I hate rappers who say something and really don’t live it,” he said. “That’s why I really just want everybody to know I’m telling the truth. I live what I rap.” 

1260BC said he respects rappers such as Kevin Gates and Nipsey Hussle for the energy they bring to their music and for the fact that they, too, tell the truth with their lyrics. But more than that, he said he’s always been impressed with how those legends have been able to connect with a wide audience.  

“They tell you how it is and why it is and they’re straightforward,” he said. “They tell the truth, and that’s what I want to be known for when it comes to my music. I want people to know I don’t hold back. The things that Kevin Gates has been through, I’ve been through them, too. Back in 2013, I was still in the streets and going crazy. But when I saw him on Breakfast Club, my life changed.” 

That moment served as a spark of inspiration for 1260BC who started moving away from baseball and toward music. He served for two-and-a-half years in the military and upon returning home started working with his brother on his unique sound and style as an artist. Over the past seven years, he’s been honing that sound while trying to break away from that street lifestyle that has so many consequences. For his latest single, he said he happened to get lucky with a local Atlanta producer who heard him rapping on the mic one day and offered to bring him a beat for the song. 

“I was in the studio with one of my boys and when the producer walked in and heard us he said he had a beat that would be perfect for it,” 1260BC said. “He sent it to me the next day and we laid it down right away. It’s an upbeat track and when some people hear it they say it reminds them of 21 Savage. But I have my own sound that’s just different than anyone else.” 

1260BC said he’s planning on continuing to drop singles over the next few months, leading up to a full album that he’d like to release in summer 2021.  

To listen to his music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/1260bc/

OnajiDox – Answer Me

New Hip Hop duo flexes sweet and sour sound with 
new singles ‘Answer Me and ‘Double Double’ 

ORLANDO, FL – The Japanese word for “same” is Onaji. But sometimes things that are the same are also equally different. It’s a paradox. Combine the two together and you have Onajidox, one of the hottest Hip Hop duos to hit the global market this year. Consisting of Heartbreak Aris and Tony RozayeOnajidox combines soulful melodies with hardcore Rap for a truly original sound. Their breakout single “Answer Me” went viral on YouTube, and now they’re ready to follow that up with more singles and a big global push that is sure to make them international superstars.  

“We both like Anime and the whole Japanese culture, and we’re both the same when it comes to our love of music and the path we’re on,” Aris said. “But we sound different. It’s like sweet and sour. It doesn’t really make sense, but it works.” 

That’s perhaps an understatement considering how many people have played the video for “Answer Me.” Exploring the struggle of reconciling feelings for another person after a breakup, the song touches on emotions with which people all over the world can connect. Featuring a melodic flow rapping style with vocals that capture the ache of a heartbreak, the song evokes thoughts of artists such as Roddy Ricch or A Boogie or 2Chainz. It has a nice bouncy sway with some groovy 808s that support a nice, smooth flow. More than anything, it’s a track that’s infectious and makes the listener want to hit repeat multiple times. 

That’s the kind of music Onajidox wants to be known for – high quality sound with catchy lyrics and vibes that make fans want to sing along. That’s why they work so hard to perfect their craft. In fact, it’s that perfection that Tony said he appreciates so much about Aris.  

“If I send him something and he feels like it can be better, then we’re gonna keep working until we can make it better,” Tony said. “In the studio, he helps me project my voice how I want, and if it sounds a little off, he won’t let me leave until it’s done. But that’s what it takes to be No. 1 on the Billboards. We want to be in the same conversation as Outkast or Migos of Kriss-Kross – all those great duos of the past. We want to be in that conversation.” 

With “Double Double,” the follow-up single to “Answer Me,” Onajidox hopes to propel their unique sound and style to a much wider audience around the world. Slated to drop across all streaming platforms before the end of November, the song is, in Aris words, “like a big flex.” 

“There are a lot of people out there who have really big egos and who think they’re more famous than they are,” Aris said. “We’re kind of calling that out and deflating that notion for people. It’s also another chance for us to show off how different we are and that whole sweet and sour vibe we give off. I think that’s what sets us apart from anyone else. When you see duos, they tend to stay in the same genre. But with us, it’s completely different every time. If you want to hear hardcore rap, punchline-in-your-face type of stuff, you’ve got Tony. And if you want to hear that soft, melodic sauce, you’ve got me. And at the end of the day, we want to be known as one of the greatest duos to ever exist. We want it to be so undeniable that there is no GOAT conversation for anyone else.” 

To listen to Onajidox’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/Onajidox/ 

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/nMzZ9gtVovYAD5Eo6 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPWBst9L3QDaX-Stfn77ZQ 

Allen Lucas – Love

Allen Lucas fills gap in Hip Hop world with new single ‘Love’ 

LIMA/TOLEDO, OHIO – Allen Lucas has a unique sound and style that can only be described as sophisticated ratchetnessThat describes his personality as well as his signature vibe, which is connecting with music lovers all over the U.S. thanks to his new single “Love.” Combining the eclectic musical influences of his years in the Midwest with the sounds he’s picked up from his travels across the nation, Lucas creates a truly original feel that is equal parts captivating and familiar.  

“I can go to an upscale club or a hole in the wall seamlessly,” Lucas said. “That’s why I call my sound sophisticated ratchetnessI can provide the same point of view no matter where I’m at and connect with people anywhere. I am the boy from off the corner and I’ve seen a few things in my life, but I’m trying to move the culture forward beyond the stereotypes that come with that kind of a background.” 

Over the years, Lucas has spent time in New York, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles developing his own brand of music. His influences range from his roots in Gospel music to the West Coast influences in Hip Hop. He also has a taste of Down South in his sound combined with some upscale New York fashion thrown in.  

“That’s the beauty of being from the Midwest,” he said. “You get all that thrown together into a kind of love relationship of sound and style. That’s the vibe I’m trying to capture on this new single, ‘Love.’” 

Lucas said the song is based off the actions of love, not the emotions. It’s a song that explores a power couple building from the ground up and celebrating their successes over years of working hard on their relationship.  

“It’s not something cheesy,” he said, “but rather something from a real point of view on a power couple and how they move. The inspiration came from me looking at what’s going on and what most people are doing right now in the Hip Hop world and realize that there was a gap for a love song. At the end of the day, I want to create feel-good music, and this song captures that perfectly. I like to feel good, to smile and to be happy and just have good times. ‘Love’ is something that couples can grab onto like it’s their song and in that way, it’s a song that can last forever.” 

Lucas said he worked with J Bos Engineering out of Miami for production work on the song and that he has plans for a music video in the coming weeks. He’s also working on another single to release later this year, and possibly a third in early 2021. 

To listen to Allen Lucas’ music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/itsallenlucas/
https://twitter.com/itsallenlucas 

“Love” 

https://unitedmasters.com/m/love-allenlucas 

ML Underwood – I Got Work

ML Underwood talks hard work in new single ‘I Got Work’ 

GARY, INDIANA – A man of many talents and lofty goals, ML Underwood is the definition of hard working. His latest single, “I Got Work” is a great example of that. A track that’s focused on working hard and achieving your dreams, this song is the anthem of the year. 

Underwood grew up surrounded by music, whether it was at church, at home or out in the world. Having grown up in the same Indiana town as the family of Michael Jackson, his life was always full of music. “My dad was one of the people that helped the Jacksons raise money to get out on the road and support their career. I got started in music through things like that. I also grew up in a religious household, was in band in school and got to experience a variety of different kinds of music. I played the trumpet and I even sang at school events.” 

Growing up, Underwood was influenced by middle school and high school directors as well as the Rap groups that he participated in, Le Boyz and The Lover Boys. They helped him get to where he is as a recording artist as well as helped to shape his style as a musician. Mrs Hatcher and Mr Phillips, his music teachers in Elementary and High School also helped influenced him in music “Right now, I would define my sound as subtle. It is clean, subtle, sexy and just overall grown.” 

“I Got Work,” the latest track that Underwood has released, has his signature subtle feel to it, but also presents a bigger and much less subtle idea. “The idea of the song is to give people in urban communities a better way to make money than doing it in the streets. I put into the song that your business is your work and that means that your goals and whatever it is that you’re trying to be is your real work. It’s honest work. The title of the song might make you think that it is about making money off of drugs or on the streets, but it’s really the exact opposite. It is about building generational wealth and creating a future for yourself.” 

Though “I Got Work” is Underwood’s latest track, it is far from his last. “I am always getting better and better. My goal is that every song I put out is better than the last. No matter how far I’ve gone, I’ve always got work to do.” 

Underwood is more than just a musician. He has goals of expanding his artistic ventures and already does a variety of work in different industries. This includes founding and running his consulting agency, MyLife Entertainment and establishing the United Prisoner Association, which helps inmates who are wrongfully imprisoned as well as helping young people to turn their lives around. 

“My goal is to go platinum and create a platform for more opportunities for myself and for others. I want to pave the way for other artists in my area so that they can have a fair shot and the chance to make it on their own. Right now, I have relationships and resources that have allowed me to get to where I am, and I hope that when I’m done, I can help young artists down the same path of success.” 

Learn more about ML Underwood, his music and all of his other ventures via the links provided below. 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/igotworkfeatsandyreddsingle/1536497495 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kbtNFgAbwRhRe5eTgRgKQ 

Www.mylifeentertainment.net 

Www.unitedprisonerassociation.com

Sleazy Edd – Move Ya Body

Sleazy Edd shows passion for fashion to mirror his mind for rhyme 

DALLAS, TX – Sleazy Edd is a name many would associate with a man of God who credits his success at such an early age to his Creator’s faithfulness in his life. It is also known to be a name that would immediately bring to mind an entertainer with a progressive sense of fashion and an eye for aesthetics that are big and bold. His faith in God and his adventurous sense of fashion are key pillars of this rising young talent out of Dallas, Texas. And in many ways, his music is much like his sense of personal style – luxurious and “big.”  

That’s the word most people use when they’re talking about Sleazy Edd … BIG. Not only is he physically imposing but his joy of life and his sense of fashion make him one of those guys who literally owns whatever room he walks into. He’s loud and proud and bright and dressed to his fly-ist. He has a passion for fashion and a mind for the rhyme.  

My signature is gonna stand out,” he said. “It’s gonna pop. That’s because I’m usually wearing a wild outfit with a lot of colors and I draw a lot of attention. And then when you start to listen to my bars and lyrics and hear that I’m using a lot of metaphors, you’ll see that I have some real talent. A lot of rappers today are just rhyming and don’t make sense, but I change things up and mix different vibes and use a lot of metaphors and similes in my lyrics. I guarantee if you’re in the car and hear my music, or you’re hanging out and one of my songs comes on, I’ll take the odds that you know I am good.” 

His skill is put on full display on his debut album “Overseas Luxury which is available across all streaming platforms. It features 15 tracks that he says are perfect for getting “turnt up.”  

“I want to get em rowdy with this album,” he said. “I’m talking mosh pit type of concerts. It’s definitely the kind of music you can play the clubs or at parties and everybody’s gonna turn up and go crazy.”  

Overseas Luxury Edd said represents his brand as a whole. It’s a name that he hopes encapsulates the luxurious lifestyle of overseas clothing and an international appeal of his music. He said his love for that lifestyle was instilled in him at a young age by his mother who was also super fashionable. Family is extremely important to Edd and often, that sense of family extends to his closest friends – such as photographer and videographer Khed who has worked closely with him recently to help cultivate his unique image. Edd’s brother was also a part of the photographer/videographer work.  

Edd said he was relatively young when he first discovered Hip Hop. As he began to pay attention to some of the major players in the game, he said he was drawn to those who embraced fashion and used it as an extension of their artistic expression. Wiz Khalifa in particular has always been his favorite artist, and one of his all-time favorite songs is Khalifa’s “The Sleaze. It was that song, in fact, that inspired him to adopt the moniker Sleazy Edd 

But his music isn’t must like Khalifa’s. In fact, most people would probably liken him to Young Thug – with the different clothes and flows and sense of style. But even then it would be a pale comparison as Sleazy Edd is, if nothing else, his own unique personality. There is no comparison that encapsulates this truly original persona that is put on full display through his brash demeanor and one-of-a-kind sound. And as such, his music cannot be denied. 

To listen to Sleazy Edd’s music, or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: 

https://mobile.twitter.com/SleazyEdd 

https://www.instagram.com/sleazyedd/ 

“Overseas Luxury” 

https://music.apple.com/us/album/overseas-luxury/1536854099

JoeLew – Verified

One of the hottest rappers in Atlanta is proving his skills to the world with his latest hit single ‘Verified’ 

ATLANTA, GA – It’s official … Atlanta artist JoeLew is “Verified!” 

This Hip Hop artist from the South has been making waves in the music industry for the past few years, and his latest single “Verified” is the latest hit to rock the airwaves. Featuring his vibey, catchy sound that’s perfect for bumping when you ride in the car, “Verified” highlights the one-of-a-kind style that comes from this fast-rising young talent. It’s a song that screams “I’m certified.” 

“Anything I do is top notch,” JoeLew said, “I’m solidified. That’s what this song is about. It’s up-tempo but it still has like a vibe, though. It makes you just want to get in a good mood and dance.” 

JoeLew was born in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, and didn’t come to the U.S. until he was nearly in his teens. He first moved to New York before eventually coming to Atlanta, and keen listeners will be able to hear that international influence in his sound. He gets a little something from everywhere he’s ever lived. Most of all, he has always had a love for rapping. He displayed that passion in high school when he and a friend were given permission by the principal to record his first song in the principal’s office. Later that year, she gave him and his friends the opportunity to perform the song in front of half the school with Hip Hop legends Lil Bankhead and Skooly also in attendance. The reaction he got from everyone made him want to keep going even further.  

“When Skooly came to the school and heard me rap, he told me I was hard and I gotta keep going,” JoeLew said. “I haven’t looked and since then, I’ve done shows with multiple artists like Lil Baby, Peewee Longway, and Skooly. My vibey sound is what people talk about. It gives you goosebumps. Plus, I have the ability to continuously create catchy tunes which has gained me some loyal fans all over the world.” 

JoeLew said “Verified” is one of a handful of singles that he’s been working on this year and which he plans on releasing over the next few months. His next single, “Big or Small,” is slated to drop in mid-November and features more of a smooth R&B feel. Before that, however, a music video for “Verified” is slated to drop Nov. 7. 

To listen to JoeLew’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

https://joelew.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/1joelew/ 

https://mobile.twitter.com/joelew20 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-loqdv-TpwQIUwJfeoDx6A 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NhCLsIR8nOpw7xoCqkwUD?si=azkIDTC1QWOxoKx6fzvF1w 

 

 

 

Yung Faucet – Me (Outro)

Yung Faucet shows off high octane drippy style on new mixtape ‘Jugg & Drip’ 

HARRISBURG, PA – Everything about Pennsylvania artist Yung Faucet is drippy – from the way he puts his outfits together to the way he flows on beats with fly melodies and clever wordplay. That signature style is put on full display with his new mixtape “Jugg & Drip” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. It’s the second mixtape from this fast-rising young talent and already the buzz around this project is gaining him a lot of attention along the East Coast.  

“It’s a mixtape about hustling and getting fly,” Yung Faucet said. ‘It’s about my lifestyle and what I live for. It’s about making ends meet with fly talk. It’s real drippy with melodic flows and nice bars, and the quality is crazy. The versatility on this project is ridiculous and I think it explains me to a T and really shows the world who Faucet is.” 

More than anything else, Yung Faucet is best known for his energy. When it comes to his music, his delivery is so hype that people can’t help but jump up on their feet and respond to his passion. But that’s a characteristic that’s true of every walk of his life. Yung Faucet doesn’t know how to live a quiet life, and his infectious energy is such that almost anyone who meets him is inspired and motivated. He puts a smile on people’s faces and leaves them wanting to chase their own dreams with the same kind of passion that he displays.  

“I’ve got genuine energy,” he said. “It’s no gimmick. When you talk to me and I’m hype, that’s me the whole way through. And you can catch that on every track. You’re gonna listen to me and say, ‘I love this guy! He’s so cool!’”  

Yung Faucet first got his start in music while in high school. His personality was such that he was voted Mr. Popularity by his senior class and was given the “Most Likely To Succeed” award. The summer after graduation, he began to really dive into music, developing his sound and style to create something truly original. That hard work paid off as the first mixtape he released gained major attention and helped him put his name on the map. Now following that up with a second mixtape, Yung Faucet said he hopes to become a household name over the course of the next year.  

“I want my music to be known for being me,” he said. “This is really me. I’m telling you about all the good times and the bad times in energetic ways that will plug into people’s heads. I want people to remember me for my versatility. I’ve got nine different voices I can use, but it still sound like me. And mostly, I want to be known for my energy. That’s the best word to describe me. I am Mr. Energy. I’ve been fly my whole life and I’d like to be known for that before anything else.” 

To listen to Yung Faucet’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

www.instagram.com/1yungfaucet 

www.twitter.com/yungfaucet
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXc-oDE3qY7klyTaHQDz7cg 

Jugg & Drip  

https://soundcloud.com/yungfaucet/sets/jugg-drip-soundcloud-edition 

Yung Gli$t – Kiyomi

A song of pure beauty, Yung Gli$t releases latest single ‘Kiyomi 

COLUMBUS, OH – An up and coming artist with the goal to inspire those around him, Yung Gli$t is bringing his music to the people with a sound that is truly his own. His latest single, “Kiyomi,” is only one of his many steps to becoming a top name in the Hip Hop industry. 

Music came naturally to Yung Gli$t, growing up in a household that was always full of new sound. “I used to just like music when I was growing up. It came naturally. My mom would always be playing music usually artists like Nas. And as I got used to hearing music like that, music started to become a bigger and bigger part of my life.” 

Much of Yung Gli$t’s influences come from artists like Tupac, but he also pulls a lot of inspiration from his family. “My father passed away when I was younger and I draw a lot of inspiration from him because he made music before I was born.”  

Yung Gli$t’s sound is a unique blend of Hip Hop. “I would say my sound is a little bit futuristic. My music sounds like the kind of thing where you can’t just go out and replicate it. I don’t think anyone is doing the exact same thing as me. You have to listen to my music to get that certain sound because I have a different kind of delivery of my lyrics. I have a unique sound.” 

Kiyomi,” Yung Gli$t’s latest single is quite literally named after pure beauty. “When I started this song, I knew it was going to be important. The reason I named it “Kiyomi” is that Kiyomi actually means “Pure Beauty” and I named it that because it was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the beat for the first time. One of the inspirations for the lyrics of this song was actually my baby’s mother. We had a little bit of a problem and we were in the middle of a scramble before I started working on the lyrics. I think that played into what came out of that session a bit.” 

“My main goal as a musician is to get good music out there. I want to work on getting more of a following and expand my social media, especially Twitter. I really just want to be someone who inspires others. I want to show them that they can do it.” Yung Gli$t grew up in an area where there is an abundance of creativity, but not enough love for other’s art. He hopes in great part to inspire the people of Columbus to see that there is room for everyone to do what they love.  

Along with his ventures as a musician, Yung Gli$t is focused on fashion. He hopes to help inspire more people to express themselves through their appearance. 

Yung Gli$t is working to put out more music in the coming year, including an album that is currently in the works. As of right now, the music video for “Kiyomi” will be coming out soon and will be an exciting thing to look forward to.  

Check out Yung Gli$t and his music at the links listed below. 

https://www.instagram.com/wristglist/?hl=en  

https://mobile.twitter.com/YungGlist 

https://m.facebook.com/Yungglist/posts  

https://m.soundcloud.com/1114

Red Giant Project – Betta Man Feat. Tre Aces

Living legends combine master-level skills for truly original album ‘Red Giant Project’ 

SAN DIEGO, CA – The ultimate collaboration of musicians who are masters at their craft comes together with an deeper progressive new sound on a new LP called “Red Giant Project.” Spearheaded by Matthew Burke AKA Burkey and sound-designed by Matt Madonna, the project features an array of living legend instrumentalists in Karl Denson, Tah Rei, John Avery, Shane Hall, Tre Aces, and Lynx DeMuth. The juxtaposition of vocalists Burkey and Hall, who also plays guitar on some tracks, combines for a human element that weaves tastefully through the music in ways that never distract from the full scope of the production.  

“Beauty is the intention,” Burkey said. “This project could be called R&B and Blues pumped up on bass music. Or it could just as easily be labeled as Americana, or Neo-Soul Trap, or even Lofi-Trip-Hop-Downtempo. It’s ambient poetry with strong hooks and vocal synths that dance through gritty, analog sound. And it’s done by all of these people who are masters of their craft, and then blended together by Matt. It’s something really incredible.” 

Madonna and Burkey met some years back while touring with different EDM projects. Madonna was with Love & Light while Burkey spent about a decade with Vokab Kompany. The two would often bump into each other at festivals or on the tour circuit, and sometimes they’d bounce ideas off each other or even play around with different sounds or write songs together. Both of them were doing songs that were high-energy, club-based EDM music upwards of 120 beats per minute and higher. So their collaborations backstage tended to be slower and more ambient, exploring different ways to incorporate the sounds they’d become familiar with into more downtempo and relaxed vibes. Madonna eventually retired ‘Love & Light’ while Burkey continued with Vokab Kompany, and the two of them kept in touch.  

In 2016, Burkey had the opportunity to start working with Karl Denson who is a legendary sax player best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, KDTU, and Greyboy Allstars. He’s even featured with the band Sexual Chocolate in the iconic Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” When Madonna heard that Burkey was working with Denson, he sent them a beat he’d been working on at home, and Denson was so impressed that it sparked an idea from Burkey 

“The whole process created a whole pure vibe,” Burkey said. “We’d all gotten older and didn’t fit that party scene anymore, and our songwriting had taken on a deeper aspect – from the chords to the sound design to the lyricism and everything in between. Matt had become the ultimate sound designer. He can spend days on end just making a sound, and he’ll create his own sounds. He’ll spend a 20-hour session searching for the best kick drum, manipulating 200 different kinds of drums until he’s found that best sound. So he was the perfect person to blend all of the things that these masters at their craft were bringing to the table.” 

Burkey said the collaboration has been so overwhelmingly positive that the two friends have decided to pursue more projects in the future. He said they have the first record focusing more on a Neo-Soul, Jazz vibe with Blues guitar and swaggy Hip-Hopesque vocals. And like a Red Giant star that burns at its brightest in its later stages of life, the “Red Giant Project” showcases the bright burning talent of these veteran artists in a way that cannot and should not be ignored. 

To listen to the Red Giant Project or to follow these artists on social media, please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/redgiantproject 

https://www.instagram.com/redgiantproject 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6w17z0QsctPCHEMW1EV0xY?si=yOUMsiHpTGWBXpqHzuBLMQ 

Wait It Out ft. Karl Denson 

https://soundcloud.com/muti/red-giant-project-wait-it-out-feat-karl-denson